Review: The Wych Elm, by Tana French

Who's afraid of the cold, hard truth? Practically everybody in this book is, for starters. The Wych Elm walks a delicate line between murder mystery and profound insight into what motivates us. What makes us 'us'? And can that change? Toby is about to find out. He's always been happy-go-lucky, cruising through life without any major mishaps, …

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Review: The Silent Patient, by Alex Michaelides

There's been a spurt of psychological thrillers coming out in recent months, and it's super hard to keep track of them all- especially which ones are worth the read. With that in mind, I was recommended The Silent Patient by one of my lovely blogging friends, so I set to with a fair amount of excitement. What …

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The Saturday Review: Flowers over the Inferno, by Ilaria Tuti

This book was an extremely pleasant surprise. I've not read many books by Italian authors- not even Elena Ferrante, believe it or not- so I approached the translation of Flowers Over the Inferno with a fair amount of interest. What I got back was an intriguing twist on the police procedural novel, featuring lost children, …

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Blog tour: Day of the Accident, by Nuala Ellwood

What would you do if you woke up, your life was destroyed... and you had no memory of what went wrong? That very spooky premise is where Day of the Accident starts, and sweeps us along on a rollercoaster ride with twists, turns and dark secrets galore. By the end, I wasn't sure who to believe- so …

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Review: The Last, by Hanna Jameson

What would you do if the world were ending? I mean, I would probably arm myself with a giant bar of chocolate and some brandy before settling down with a book, but that's beside the point. The Last asks a far more intriguing question: what would happen if you survived the apocalypse... and then had to solve …

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